Oh, the thrill.
I found this gem in a thrift shop a couple years ago.
She was marked reasonably and everything in the store
happened to be 1/2 off that day.
So I thought for about a minute - really maybe a whole minute.
I was driving the pickup that day for whatever reason.
It was fate:)
She has sat in the shop for a couple years, and
every so often, I would take the shop-vac to her.
She was dirty and tangled when I brought her in.
I took the vacuum to her as well as a lot of 'Old English.'
I cut strings that were binding.
What is on her now is a rag rug that was started at some point in her life.
I just left it on there so I can take mental notes as I remove it all.
I have met one or two nice folks who have offered to help me learn
how to get her set up for weaving.
I have been asked what kind of loom she is and other questions about her
that I have no idea how to answer.
After cleaning her thoroughly,
I can still find no makers name plate or stamp anywhere.
If someone can tell me what I have,
please leave me a comment.
As long as she works properly, it really doesn't matter to me,
but it would sure be nice to know.
There is now a whole slough of words and verbiage I need to learn.
petals, rutter, appendix etc. haha
I do know I will need different shuttles that what came with her so
again any suggestions as to which ones are preferred would be welcome.
Any words of advise will be greatly appreciated.
I am anxious to see what kind of tangled mess I can weave now.
Of course now, all kinds of projects come to mind that I can make
in all that spare time I have.
I needed another hobby like I need a hole in my head.
But I suppose, when we quit learning, we quit living - right?
Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches